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03-13-2020 The CCPO is looking for Mentors for its’ Veterans Diversion Program.

Veteran transitioning to civilian life can be a challenge. Those challenges can be compounded by post-traumatic stress disorder, mental health issues, traumatic brain injuries and other physical injuries that are a result of their time in the service. For some, coping with these difficulties progresses to substance abuse or criminal activity. The Cumberland County Prosecutor’s read more »

01/14/2020: State v. Kathleen Ayala; Homicide Charges filed

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE On January 12, 2020, at 1:06 am, officers from the Millville Police Department and the Cumberland County Prosecutor’s Office responded to the area of Country Meadows, 2300 South 2nd Street, Millville New Jersey 08322, for a reported stabbing victim. Upon arrival on scene, responding officers located Axel Torres (of above address – Lot#31, age 35 read more »

12/17/19 State v. Cleve Lewis (Homicide: 11/6/19; Millville)

On November 6, 2019, at approximately 11:27, p.m., investigators with the Millville Police Department and Cumberland County Prosecutor’s Office responded to the Delsea Gardens Apartment Complex, Apartment 2K, on a report of a shooting.  Responding officers located Millville resident Derrick Harris, 31 years old, unresponsive on the floor of the apartment.  Derrick Harris was shot read more »

12/2/19: HOMICIDE INVESTIGATION: FAIRFIELD TOWNSHIP 11/28/19 ; VICTIM: FRANK NAJEE-ULLAH

On November 28, 2019 at 0255hrs, NJSP Bridgeton Barracks responded to a call for a shooting victim located at 1188 Buckshutem Road, Fairfield Township. New Jersey State Police Troopers arrived and found the victim, Frank Najee-Ullah, age 55 of that address shot several times. The victim was transported to Inspira Hospital where he later (on read more »

11/8/19: Homicide Investigation: Millville; State v. Coombs, Gross; Victim: Derrick Harris

On November 6, 2019, at approximately 11:27, p.m., investigators with the Millville Police Department and Cumberland County Prosecutor’s Office responded to the Delsea Gardens Apartment Complex on a report of a shooting.  Responding officers located Millville resident Derrick Harris, 31 years old, unresponsive on the floor of an apartment. Derrick Harris was shot multiple times read more »

11/7/19 The CCPO is looking for Mentors for its’ Veterans Diversion Program

Veterans transitioning to civilian life can be a challenge. Those challenges can be compounded by post-traumatic stress disorder, mental health issues, traumatic brain injuries and other physical injuries that are a result of their time in the service. For some, coping with these difficulties progresses to substance abuse or criminal activity. The Cumberland County Prosecutor’s read more »

06/12/19 State v. Larry Pulcine – Guilty Verdicts after Jury Trial

Larry Pulcine, 36, of Duncansville, Pennsylvania, was found guilty of the October 10, 2016, murder of Ivan Scott Strayer II, Gallitzin, Pennsylvania. A Cumberland County jury returned the verdict Wednesday morning after deliberating a little more than two and a half hours. Deliberations began late Tuesday afternoon after closing arguments. The jury found Pulcine guilty read more »

05/02/19 Conviction after Jury Trial – STATE V. DONALD SCURRY AND CHARLES CLARK

Prosecutor Jennifer Webb-McRae announces: On May 1, 2019, Donald Scurry of Bridgeton, was found guilty by a Cumberland County Jury of the following offenses: Murder, 1st degree; Possession of a Firearm for an Unlawful Purpose, 2nd degree; Unlawful Possession of a Firearm, 2nd degree; Hindering His Own Apprehension, 3rd degree; and Possession of a Firearm read more »

04/26/2019 CCPO to co-host a Hometown Security Event with the Greater Vineland Chamber of Commerce

The CCPO is collaborating with the Greater Vineland Chamber of Commerce and the NJ Department of Homeland Security to conduct a Hometown Security Seminar. This program is targeted towards the business community. We will be discussing topics such as protective measures to make businesses more secure, identifying and reporting suspicious activity and cybersecurity. The event read more »

04/05/2019 PROSECUTOR WEBB-MCRAE CALLS FOR APPLICATIONS TO SUPPORT PROGRAMS TO REDUCE GANG INVOLVEMENT AND GUN VIOLENCE IN CUMBERLAND COUNTY (AS PART OF THE CC THRIVE INITIATIVE)

Prosecutor Jennifer Webb-McRae has issued a request for proposals through the CC THRIVE initiative (a comprehensive gang and gun violence reduction initiative in Cumberland County focused on youth aged 10-25 in Bridgeton, Millville, and Vineland) for the following programs: Credible Messenger Program –This program focuses on working directly with youth and young adults to reduce read more »

04/01/2019 – 19 Volunteers Trained to Combat Youth Gang Violence in Cumberland County

On March 26, 2019, Cumberland County Prosecutor Jennifer Webb-McRae, members of the New Jersey Juvenile Justice Commission Anti-Gang Unit, Bridgeton City Mayor Albert Kelly and representatives of the Bridgeton, Millville and Vineland Housing Authorities came out to congratulate volunteers who came together to combat gang and gun violence by improving young people’s ability to make read more »

04/01/19 – CUMBERLAND COUNTY LAW ENFORCEMENT TO PARTICIPATE IN DEA TAKE BACK DAY

Year after year the majority of misused and abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including someone else’s medication being stolen from the home medicine cabinet. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs. On Saturday, April read more »

03/25/19 – State v. Gladys Lugardo-Hemple

Defendant Gladys Lugardo-Hemple, age 71, of Smith Street, Bridgeton, was charged by way of the attached Accusation with Theft By Deception-Third Degree; Theft by Failure to Make Required Disposition of Property Received-Third Degree; Misapplication of Entrusted Property and Property of Government or Financial Institution-Third Degree; and, Theft by Unlawful Taking or Disposition-Third Degree. The Accusation read more »